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  1. Even-keeled Nate Freese wins kicking job

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Not much appears to get to Nate Freese and for the Detroit Lions, that could be a good thing. His demeanor, through good and bad, remains remarkably the same. He stayed the same after a rough first few days of Detroit Lions tr...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Tavecchio was always underdog with Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    This was always going to be a long journey for Giorgio Tavecchio. The moment the Detroit Lions drafted Nate Freese in the seventh round in May, it put even more pressure on Tavecchio to be perfect. He was close, yet not quite close enough to push ...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  3. Detroit Lions cut-down analysis

    Michael Rothstein

    Most significant move: By cutting kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, the Lions ended their kicking competition by settling on rookie Nate Freese from Boston College. Detroit coach Jim Caldwell continually called this a tight competition. However, Freese alway...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  4. Detroit Lions cut Giorgio Tavecchio, settle on Nate Freese

    Michael Rothstein

    The Lions waived kicker Giorgio Tavecchio on Monday morning, meaning the Lions will go with -- at least for now -- seventh-round draft pick Nate Freese as their kicker for 2014.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  5. W2W4: Detroit Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions (1-1) and Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) continue their preseason on Friday night at Ford Field in Detroit. 1.How much will Calvin Johnson and Ezekiel Ansah play: The wide receiver will make his season debut against Jacksonville afte...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  6. Detroit Lions switching strategy at kicker

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions will look a little different this week when their kickers step on the field. For the first time this preseason, punter Sam Martin will likely handle some of the kickoff duties as he competes to hold on to tha...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  7. Morning Roar: How a kicker will be picked

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It has been one of the closer competitions throughout camp. It may not get the attention of the fanbase even like the backup quarterback spot does, but no more competition will play a more critical role in the Detroit Lions' succ...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  8. Lions offensive players vs. Oakland

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions are halfway through their preseason schedule and players are starting to emerge either as surprise candidates for roster spots or surprisingly on the roster bubble. The Lions gained some game evidence against Cleveland and even m...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  9. Ten players to watch for Lions at Raiders

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions will play their second preseason game Friday night at Oakland (10 ET), and while we covered certain issues to pay attention to earlier today, there are a bunch of players to pay somewhat close attention to during the late night west...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  10. Lions kickers face interesting challenge

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- They all surrounded the Detroit Lions kickers, yelling, screaming and trying to be a general distraction and overall nuisance. And yet, that was the point Wednesday afternoon when Lions coach Jim Caldwell wanted his other play...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  11. Observation Deck: Detroit Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    DETROIT -- Kellen Moore doesn't have a Detroit Lions' roster spot locked up, but he might have made a good first impression on his new coaches. The third-year player from Boise State, who has been the No. 3 quarterback on the team since his rookie...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  12. W2W4: Detroit Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions (0-0) and Cleveland Browns (0-0) open their preseason Saturday night at Ford Field. The game is televised nationally on NFL Network. 1. Jim Caldwell's debut: The Lions' coach is in his second go-round as the leader of an NFL fran...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  13. Lions kickers take aim at new uprights

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The two times Giorgio Tavecchio and Nate Freese step onto the Ford Field turf this week, the goal posts they are trying to kick into will look different. The first time they kick there, on Wednesday night, the posts will be th...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  14. Lions Camp Report: Day 8

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Detroit Lions training camp: One of the more interesting things to come out of camp on Tuesday was watching Lions running back Reggie Bush running routes with the receivers and t...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  15. Draft status will not alter kicking battle

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Jim Caldwell needs to shelve his feelings this month, as difficult as it may be and as unrealistic as it may seem. Players and coaches are bonding and developing relationships throughout training camp, with the understanding of h...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  16. Lions Camp Report: Day 7

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Detroit Lions training camp: The Lions seem to be reaching a point where they just want to face anybody else. Monday morning's practice appeared particularly physical and while t...

    Blog | August 04, 2014